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CNA / Activities Assistant

Job Title: CNA / Activity Assitant
Employer:  Santa Teresita
Position Type: Full-Time
Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

  • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
  • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
  • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

Purpose of Your Job Position:
Implement activity program as developed by the Activity Coordinator for residents at all levels of care and functioning. Responsible for maintaining consistent dynamic in programs that support interpersonal involvement and engagement of residents for augmented quality of life in body, mind and spirit.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate’s Degree preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • CNA certification required
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Speak, read and write fluent English with clarity and proficiency

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    Skills and Job Requirements:

    • Ability to work flexible hours required, including availability for weekends and holidays
    • Ability to supervise several residents at a time for group activities
    • Keen awareness and observation skills to identify reportable changes in residents and/or their environment
    • Converse with residents in a familiar and respectful manner that engages them in a meaningful way and exhibits patience and tact
    • Attend required in-service and other training required for this position
    • Take responsibility and is accountable for his/her actions
    • Complete 8 hours of continuing education annually that is pertinent to job requirements

      Application Link: Click here to apply

      Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) | Manor

      Job Title: Certified Nurse Assistant
      Employer:  Santa Teresita
      Position Type: Full-Time and/or Part-Time
      Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

      Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

      • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
      • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
      • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

      Qualifications and Education Requirements:

      • High School Diploma or equivalent
      • Certified by the State of California for Long-Term Care facilities as a Certified Nurse Assistant
      • Current CPR certification
      • RNA certification within one year
      • Ability to read, write and speak English to the degree necessary for effective communication with co-workers, residents and families, as well as for accurate charting

      Job Functions:

      Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) according to resident’s individual care plan
      • Take and record vital signs, weights and Input and Output accurately
      • Communicate regularly during shift to Licensed Nurse regarding the medical, psycho-social and spiritual status of each resident in assigned group
      • Report changes of condition to Licensed Nurse immediately upon observation
      • Maintain resident belongings and environment in a clean, safe and organized fashion according to resident preferences
      • Accompany residents to doctor’s appointments if directed by Supervisor
      • Assist Licensed Nurse as needed
      • Ensure safety and well being of the residents assigned to his/her care
      • Perform all duties in accordance with established methods, techniques under DHS and Santa Teresita standards
      • Document accurately on all flow sheets and logs per Certified Nurse Assistant duties
      • Respond to emergencies according to Santa Teresita procedure and within scope of Certified Nurse Assistant role
      • Serve residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity and comfort under the direction of Licensed Nurse
      • Develop appropriate relationships with residents and families in which there is an exchange of mutual esteem and caring within professional boundaries
      • Contribute through positive attitude, vigilance in work habits and ready cooperation to the overall environment in which residents and families experience their well-being as the center of all nursing efforts
      • Ambulate residents, provide range of motion and assist with exercise and other individual activities according to care plan
      • Follow proper body mechanics and preventive safety measures at all times
      • Follow proper infection control techniques to prevent cross contamination of resident care areas
      • Provide reality orientation and cueing as necessary
      • Provide support and care to the dying resident, and their family, including post-mortem care
      • Perform other duties as requested by DON or Supervisor
      • Adheres to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance
      • Be knowledgeable and follow all safety procedures and regulations established in the employee handbook and other policies
      • Attend all meetings, inservices and other training required by this position

        Skills and Job Requirements:

        • Possess good communication and customer relation/service skills
        • Must have the ability to acquire knowledge of, and develop skills in basic nursing procedures and simple charting
        • Must be able to follow directions, both oral and written, and to work cooperatively with other staff members
        • Must be able to handle conflicts and difficult people
        • Manage time without creating an environment for the resident to feel they are being rushed
        • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
        • Complete 24 hours continuing education annually

        Application Link: Click here to apply

        Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) | Skilled Nursing

        Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse
        Employer:  Santa Teresita
        Position Type: Full-Time
        Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

        Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

        • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
        • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
        • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

        Qualifications and Education Requirements:

        • Current licensure from the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners
        • Current CPR Certificate and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
        • Current in IV Therapy Certificate within three (3) months of hire
        • Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others
        • Complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years (minimum of 10 units in any given year)

        Job Functions:
        Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

        Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Monitor / provide total resident care
        • Participate in the development of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident in assigned group on a monthly basis
        • Implement plan of care for the resident based on assessments, written care plan and goals established by the Inter-disciplinary Care Team
        • Assess the resident’s condition and nursing needs and implement appropriate action throughout entire shift
        • Monitor resident outcomes, take action according to licensed scope of practice and report findings to RN as required by policy, regulation or when outcome requires intervention beyond licensed scope of practice
        • Document resident status in medical record including progress notes, communication logs and care plans in a clear and pertinent manner within the shift in which status changes are noted
        • Notify MD of changes in resident’s condition and completely carry out physician orders accurately and in compliance with time frame indicated on orders, care plan or dictated by resident needs
        • Give thorough report at change of shift by performing walking rounds and documenting on calendars and communication logs
        • Perform resident admissions and discharges according to Santa Teresita procedures
        • Perform technical and manual procedures including the administration of medication and clinical treatments according to physician orders and established standards set by Santa
        • Teresita policy and quality practices within LVN scope of practice
        • Participate in Performance Improvement program as requested
        • Participate in orientation of new personnel and assist in performance evaluations when requested
        • Instruct and supervise CNAs in order to accomplish the plan of care which has been developed for each resident
        • Respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedure
        • Serve residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity and comfort
        • Develop appropriate relationships with residents and families in which there is an exchange of mutual esteem and caring within professional boundaries
        • Educate residents and their support group and include them in both development and implementation of plan of care
        • Contribute through positive attitude, vigilance in work habits and ready cooperation to the overall environment in which residents and families experience their well-being as the center of all nursing efforts
        • Follow proper body mechanics and preventive safety measures at all times
        • Follow proper infection control techniques to prevent cross contamination of resident care areas

          Skills and Job Requirements:

          • Able to handle emergencies well
          • Communicate clearly actively, passively and written
          • Treat and converse with residents, visitors and staff in a manner that exhibits respect, professionalism and tact
          • Self-motivated in time management and prioritization of multiple residents needs and/or tasks in order to organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately
          • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
          • Attends all in-services and other training sessions required by this position

          Application Link: Click here to apply

          Cook - Assisted Living

          Job Title: Cook
          Employer:  Santa Teresita
          Position Type: Full-Time and/or Part-Time
          Mission Statement: Our mission is to be “At the Service of the Family for Life”. It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

          Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

          • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
          • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
          • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

          Purpose of Position:
          Under the general supervision of the Dietary Supervisor the Cook prepares meals according to the posted menus and directives by the Supervisor, and performs general functions for the upkeep and maintenance of the kitchen

          Qualifications and Education Requirements:

          • Minimum of High School diploma or equivalent.
          • Active (Serve Safe) State sanitary certification and minimum two hours of job related continuing education per year.
          • At least three years experience in quantity food production as a cook or a vocational certification in culinary arts.
          • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language at a high school level.
          • Basic knowledge of therapeutic and modified diets.
          • Knowledge of proper food preparation, holding and storage according to FIFO (first in first out) method, DHS and HACCP standards.

          Job Functions:
          Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

          Duties and Responsibilities:

          • Ensure that all food is properly cooked, held, stored, and served for optimal quality safety and palatability according to the DHS and HACCP standards at all times.
          • Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean organized and sanitary manner according to Department of Health Standards at all times.
          • Use supplies within established par levels.
          • Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three days to avoid spoilage.
          • Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary.
          • When assigned by the Dietary Supervisor the cooks will assist in the food inventory each week and report the information to the Dietary Supervisor or their delegate for ordering by end of shift of the day prior to order-day.
          • Prepares all food according to menu specifications and at gourmet quality.
          • Reports to Dietary Supervisor maintenance requisitions for all items in need of repair before the end of the shift.
          • Ensure food is completely ready to serve at established meal times.
          • Rotate and restock all stored items according to FIFO method (first in first out).
          • Receive food delivery, verify invoices against original order and put food away.
          • Follow set schedule provided by the Dietary Supervisor.
          • Serve food on tray line or dining room as assigned.
          • Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.
          • Perform all other duties in keeping with training as requested by Supervisor or Manager.
          • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.
          • Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita.
          • Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position.

            Working Conditions:

            • Stands and walks in the kitchen for extended periods of time
            • Is subject to frequent interruptions while performing duties
            • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, vendors and visitors.
            • Exposed to extreme temperatures in a range from 0°F to 200°F

            Skills and Job Requirements:

            • Interpret recipes/instruction and adjust recipes for volume.
            • Must be able to able to work in a team environment.
            • Must be able to receive and implement constructive feedback from others.
            • Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
            • Must possess the ability to prudently make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
            • Availability to work weekends and holidays.
            • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and the general public.
            • Must possess the ability to plan, organize and prioritize as necessary for carrying out job functions to the highest quality standards of the industry.

            Physical and Sensory Requirements:

            • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
            • Must be able to push, pull, and move a minimum of 100 pounds to a minimum distance of 50 feet.
            • Must be able to lift a minimum 25 pounds alone and a minimum of 50 pounds in partnered lifting to a minimum height of 5-7 feet.

            Application Link: Click here to apply

            Or send resume to:
            Santa Teresita
            Attn: Talent Acquisition Coordinator
            819 Buena Vista Street
            Duarte, CA 91010
            626-408-7820 
            talent@santateresitainc.com 

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